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Bunker Hill Monument, Boston

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Set in Boston's National Historical Park, Bunker Hill Monument commemorates the first major conflict in the American Revolutionary War. Though popularly known as the Battle of Bunker Hill, most of the fighting of June 17, 1775, took place on Breed's Hill, where the monument stands today. You can climb 294 steps to the top of the 67 m (221 ft) granite obelisk to discover far-reaching views of the city. An adjacent lodge with exhibits explains more about the historic battle and houses a statue of Dr. Joseph Warren, a major-general who died during the battle's final assault. Using our international travel planner, Boston attractions like Bunker Hill Monument can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Walk the 294 steps to the top and enjoy the view 360 degrees. There is a museum next door with an interesting panorama of the battle. 
  • Take your sneakers and climb to the top of this historic monument for a nice view of East Boston and Charlestown. The monument steps can be narrow at times, but they are on par with other narrow steps...  read more »
  • On the final point of the freedom trail of our ancestors aimed at the land of the free. Views of Boston's streets and climb the nearly 300 steps. It seems to by famous architect Solomon Willard, monument.
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  • This is the place where it all began! The 'Freedom Trail' starts from here. This is a well preserved and maintained historical landmark. One can climb (about 200 steps or so) to top and the view from there is very good. Also I enjoy sitting on lawn and watch the kids play.
  • Well preserved and very informative historical monument. The climb to the top was well worth the hike. The stairs are labeled, so you actually can feel that you're making progress. ;)
  • Pretty monument with historical significance. The neighbourhood around is still maintained intact with historical architecture, old-fashion street lamps, etc... The monument is on top of hill and gives nice view of the streets running down with Bunker Hill Bridge and few skyscrapers of Boston in the backdrop! More importantly, this is one of the trailheads of the Freedom Trail. So it would be nice to start of with this monument and continue with your Freedom Trail experience.
  • A must-see for American Revolution history buffs! Great to do as part of the Freedom Trail... it is the last stop so you may want to consider not climbing the steps (there are 294!!!) to the top. On weekends and summer days, it can get quite crowded and you don't really get much time at the top to admire the view. It is, after all, an obelisk and space is cramped. We had about 90 seconds before folks coming up made it too crowded to bear. And I hear that the stairwell is not always open.
  • Climbing to the top is a great way to see the city and learn something. Be sure to get your ticket at the Bunker Hill Museum before trying to enter the monument. The neighborhood around the museum is pretty quaint too.
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